Subsequent month marks the three-year anniversary of the preliminary launch of Enter the Gungeon on PlayStation four, and the discharge of its last replace A Farewell to Arms. And sure, it’s free. It has been fairly a trip over the previous few years, however we’re lastly on the closing chapter of Enter the Gungeon. We needed to take a while to go over what’s new within the Farewell to Arms replace earlier than it arrives on April 5, and thanks all as soon as once more for supporting Dodge Roll.
We’re effectively conscious that after we initially introduced the plan to do a smaller replace as an alternative of a bigger paid DLC, we mentioned that we hoped to have it out by the tip of 2018. The rationale that didn’t occur is identical cause our earlier updates have launched a bit later than we meant: we stored including new stuff. That is the ultimate replace to Enter the Gungeon, and as such the content material included carries the load of the tip of an arc, the very legacy of the sport. That’s to say: we needed to ensure Enter the Gungeon went out with a bang. With that in thoughts, we didn’t assume only a new randomized “Paradox” character and a few new weapons and objects have been sufficient. Because the announcement of the replace, it has grown significantly in dimension, and is now one thing extra corresponding to our first replace, Provide Drop.
Particularly, we’ve added a second new character with a wild beginning merchandise, a brand new variant of a really highly effective enemy, and a brand new secret ground with its personal very particular boss that we actually can’t await the neighborhood to expertise (ensure you have your sound on!). This boss is in some methods the last word type of each joke or reference in Enter the Gungeon. It holds a selected place in our hearts, and it’s one thing we most likely would by no means have been in a position to do in the event you all hadn’t helped make Enter the Gungeon the success it has grow to be. Thanks, and I hope you all take pleasure in it as a lot as we do.
There’s a new NPC named Bowler that brings with him a brand new gameplay mode impressed by the Gungeon neighborhood: Rainbow Mode! Whenever you play a run on this mode, in the beginning of every ground a Rainbow chest will drop, from which you’ll solely take one gun or merchandise. Nonetheless, these are the one objects you’ll get apart from pick-ups and Grasp Rounds for the entire run — so select properly. As ordinary with the Gungeon, this mode will be mixed with different gameplay modifiers, like the brand new Paradox character, Problem mode, or Turbo mode.
We’ve additionally fastened plenty of lingering points because the final replace, together with just a few efficiency enhancements. We’ve additionally made plenty of high quality of life enhancements like boss well being bars turning clear once you go beneath them, and giving rewards for pedestal and wall mimic kills, amongst a number of others. Sure uncommon NPCs at the moment are considerably much less uncommon, and the boss DPS cap is ever-so-slightly weaker than it beforehand was (I’m imagining cheers to this). After gathering neighborhood suggestions we did a considerable rebalance cross that buffs a number of of the much less attention-grabbing low-tier objects, some drastically altering their operate, and evens out the Purple chest tier of loot to be extra constantly good. That is in line with the philosophy of our final replace, which was to make the participant really feel “extra highly effective, extra typically” and we predict that loot high quality shall be extra constant run-to-run with these modifications.
We’ve additionally spent extra time testing this replace than the final one. Gungeon followers might keep in mind that our final replace got here out of the gate just a little rockier than we want to admit. We will’t promise zero bugs, however we confidently anticipate many fewer, and we’ll, in fact, be supporting this replace with bug fixes as shortly as we will.
Additionally, we wish to make clear that A Farewell to Arms is a free replace to Enter the Gungeon, and can mechanically obtain when you’ve got auto-update turned on in your PS4. You do not need to go searching for it within the retailer, and as soon as it’s put in all the content material integrates seamlessly, so simply play and also you’ll start seeing new stuff!
Enter the Gungeon has been a lot extra profitable than we ever dreamed to think about. Its success has modified our lives and allowed us to assist it for years with free content material, which in flip has made the sport a lot better than it was at launch. The Gungeon neighborhood has been nothing in need of inspiring, and in our opinion, it continues to be one of many nicest sport communities we have now ever interacted with. Personally, it by no means will get previous to learn the fan theories, or see the superior fanart. The truth that there are nonetheless so many individuals enthusiastic about Gungeon three years in is really wonderful. Thanks sincerely, type everybody at Dodge Roll for the assist of this sport, thanks for laughing at our puns, and having fun with, or no less than tolerating, our Die Arduous, Metallic Gear and different references.
Enter the Gungeon is Dodge Roll’s first actual sport launch and whereas we’re very pleased with the sport, we’re additionally extraordinarily excited to maneuver on to new tasks full time. Hopefully we can apply all we’ve realized throughout Gungeon’s improvement to make one thing even higher. When you loved Enter the Gungeon, we sincerely hope you’ll try no matter we make sooner or later, Gungeon-related or in any other case. This can be the tip of Enter the Gungeon, however the Gungeon stays.
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